Research Webinar: from nest egg to seed investment - retirement security and new business formation among older workers
Research, Outreach, Seminar
House of Innovation welcomes researchers and students to an online seminar with Professor David Robinson from Duke University.
2020-04-06 at 15:00
2020-04-03 at 16:30
Conference room, 4th floor, House of Innovation, Holländargatan 32
About the seminar:
"It is empirically challenging to get the full picture of the extent to which retirement savings are being used to start businesses, with one exception: rollovers as business start-ups (ROBS). A ROBS transaction allows entrepreneurs to take their 401(k) savings from their previous employer and make a tax-free rollover into a new business that they start. This practice raises a broad range of questions about the relationship between retirement security and entrepreneurial finance, e.g. concentrating a once well-diversified retirement portfolio into a single business, allowing access to capital for certain types of individuals who might otherwise be unable to start a business and postponing retirement by enabling “lifestyle entrepreneurship". Our project aims at taking a first look at ROBS transactions: study the prevalence, growth, business survival, and the motivations of the entrepreneurs who launch them”.
If you wish to attend, please register here: https://ssehoi.com/rrsdr.
More information about professor Robinson is available here: https://ssehoi.com/DavidRobinson.